Driving by motor coach in the city of Porto not more than 30 minutes without stops. The rest of the time will be site visits. Walking approximately two miles in Porto including over some steep slopes and uneven terrain, streets with cobblestones and staircases without railings
At the hotel.
We will begin our day with an introduction to Portugal and its overseas empire from a local expert. Learn how the country’s history shaped its people, culture, and cuisine. We will then enjoy an expert-led field trip of the charming city of Porto. With an expert, discover the downtown area, Boavista, the harbor, and the market, ending in the neighborhood of Matosinhos.
Lunch and meeting with a local family.
We will continue our field trip of Porto, with a visit to the lively Ribeira riverside area - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, with a local expert, visit some of the most significant buildings of the city, including the Stock Exchange Palace, known as Palacio da Bolsa. We will then continue back to the city center and enjoy the old Porto railway station. The first train arrived here in 1896, but the building, inspired by the French Belle Époque, was only officially inaugurated in 1915 where a convent once stood. Around 20,000 magnificent tiles alluding to the history of transport and Portugal cover most of the atrium.
On your own to explore local cuisine.